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A roundup of the news and announcements we don’t want to lose in the fast-paced news cycle!


Latinos in Tech Looking for Young Bloggers!

Latinos in Tech, an initiative of the Latino Community Fund that provides networking opportunities for Latino professionals and students in the tech sector, is looking for high school students interested in learning how to blog for their Youth Inspired Blogger Bootcamp!

Latinos in Tech: “This project aims to share the stories of people from Latinx and BIPOC in STEM in order to make these areas more accessible to our community. It will be an opportunity for young people to network with professionals and gain experience in writing for publication.

The deadline to apply is October 6 @ 11:59 p.m. This is a paid position.

To apply for the Youth Inspired Blogger Bootcamp, complete the online form. For more information about the program, contact [email protected]


Submit comments on zoning changes at Rainier Beach High School

From the Seattle Neighborhood Department: “The public is invited to provide comments on the development plans for Rainier Beach High School located at 8815 Seward Park Ave S., Seattle, WA 98118. The Seattle School District is requesting changes (also known as “departures”) to several city zoning bylaws to:

  1. Construction height greater than the authorized height.
  2. Maintain the loading and unloading of existing buses.
  3. Replace the existing electrical display panel.
  4. Reduction of structural setbacks (retaining wall and fences).

“The Seattle School District has a detailed presentation on the changes which you can view on our website.

“Upon receipt of your feedback, feedback will be shared with Seattle Neighborhood Department Director Andrés Mantilla. Upon review, he will provide the proposed departure recommendations to the Director of the Seattle Construction and Inspections Department for final decision.

“Please submit your written comments before Friday November 5 in Nelson Pesigan at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods via the following methods:

  • Email – [email protected]
  • Mailing Address – ℅ Nelson Pesigan, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649

“For more information, contact Nelson Pesigan, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, at 206-684-0302.”


Flyer advertising the Get Into It! Program: Maritime Youth.

Get started! : Maritime – Registration for the youth program

Marine potential, an organization committed to cultivating a full cycle of representation for Blacks, Indigenous people and people of color in the maritime industry, offers a new youth program called Get started! : Maritime! Young people aged 12 to 15 will explore their connection to marine ecosystems, discover employment opportunities, meet BIPOC professionals within the maritime industry and take part in fun field trips.

The program runs from 23 Oct to 5 Feb with face-to-face meetings every other Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and four Zoom sessions on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information and to register for Get Into It! : Maritime, email [email protected]


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